Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Buildix - CruiseControl, Trac and Subversion for VMWare

From the CruiseControl mailing list a few minutes ago:

Just passing on the info... this is one of those projects I also wanted/intended to do. :) I'm glad someone beat me to it!

It includes CruiseControl, Trac, Subversion all on a single live cd or vm ware image. Very nice!

After installing Ubuntu on VMWare server last weekend, I was getting ready to create something similar to this. I'm glad I saw this as it seems to be a much more complete package than the one I was going to create. I'd prefer Ubuntu over Debian/KNOPPIX, but since Ubuntu is based on Debian, it probably doesn't matter.

A couple additions I'd like to see are Maven 1, 2 and Continuum pre-installed. I doubt that'll happen though since CruiseControl is a Thoughtworks-sponsored project. Regardless, if I had a Buildix with those options, I'd likely use (and recommend) it for every future project. A lot of clients already have bug tracking and source control installed, so the build server is the main thing that interests me.

Posted in Java at Jul 06 2006, 08:17:38 AM MDT 11 Comments

AppFuse and Groovy/Grails?

Here's an interesting e-mail I received last night:

I see AppFuse's strong points is in integrating a lot of oss in a synergistic manner, which is really great and helpful. Just wondering whether there is any chance of integrating AppFuse with groovy and especially grails.

I also just found out about grails 0.1 and it looks really promising, for a 0.1 release.

I just feel that it has some synergy there, a java ruby on rails combines with the best oss integration available.

My response:

I think Grails and AppFuse are more likely competitors rather than compatible. Grails uses Spring, Spring MVC and Hibernate under-the-covers, whereas AppFuse uses the raw frameworks. Of course, it would be cool to allow different classes w/in AppFuse to be written in Groovy or JRuby. At this point, I think it's probably better for users to choose one or the other.

Grails definitely looks cool, and a lot like Rails. However, I think using Groovy is a pretty big step for the majority of Java Developers out there. If you're reading this post, you're probably not in the majority.

Posted in Java at Jul 06 2006, 07:35:49 AM MDT 3 Comments